Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu : Ps4 is up YOY in Japan

Lafiel said:
MrRoops said:
So 10m+ Lt or can it hit 15m if price and games are just right in the future ?

it's afaik currently tracking slightly above the PS3 that did 10.5m lt and MHW should give it another good stimulus, but with the Switch very likely dominating the market from here on out even reaching 10m+ will be a tough/long battle depending on how many JPN 3rd parties go straight to NSW (and even PS4/NSW games could harm PS4 sales)

for 15m the PS4 would need an epic killer app that amplifies hw sales for months to come and with MH there is a small chance for that to happen there .. other than MHW there isn't much on the horizon that could do this especially as pretty much all traditional medium to big jpn 3rd party franchises already had their chance (still FF7R maybe?, total mega dark horse being Gran Blue?)

Pretty much this.  The PS4 is going to have to sell on price and just consistent 3rd game releases at this point.  The biggest franchises in JP are Nintendo IP's, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Yokai Watch, and Monster Hunter, and PS4 already had a FF and DQ game, which boost sales, but not where they needed.  Monster Hunter could be big for them, but it's questionable if it's going to be big enough to really blow PS4 sales up there.

JP cares about Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Smash Bros., Mario, Splatoon, etc... too much, and everyone of those games belong to Nintendo which is why JP belong to Nintendo, specifically their handheld division.

By all means PS4 should be doing much better than PS3 in JP, and it's not.  Hopefully it does pick up and sales shoot pass 10m, but if not it truly means console gaming is practically dead in JP.



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Unprecendeted growth.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

sounds good, wonder how much monster hunter can push the ps4 in japan



Ok, so not so long ago I made a Famitsu numbers thread and a bunch came to discredit Famitsu. So now that we have established that Famitsu is credible, we can say the Switch sold 300K last week in Japan.




OTBWY said:
Ok, so not so long ago I made a Famitsu numbers thread and a bunch came to discredit Famitsu. So now that we have established that Famitsu is credible, we can say the Switch sold 300K last week in Japan.

Does the OP have anything to do with the people that discredit Famitsu?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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Good, how much more?



ABizzel1 said:

By all means PS4 should be doing much better than PS3 in JP  

And why is that?



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
ABizzel1 said:

By all means PS4 should be doing much better than PS3 in JP  

And why is that?

Perhaps more japanese centric games launched?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
CGI-Quality said:

And why is that?

Perhaps more japanese centric games launched?

In the same time-frame? What games?



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
DonFerrari said:

Perhaps more japanese centric games launched?

In the same time-frame? What games?

Not sure, I don't follow Japan sales and releases in a long time. That is why I used perhaps and a question mark.

I just remember Shu Yoshida remark 2 or 3 years ago saying PS4 was reviving Japan console game scene.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994